Senate blocks Hagel for now

GOP wants Libya answers

Posted: February 15, 2013 at 12:41 a.m.

“Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, it gets worse,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday of Chuck Hagel’s nomination.

Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the nomination of former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Barack Obama’s actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

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